Now, get a sneak peek at some of the ways dining is getting a magical makeover on the Disney Magic! In this video, Walt Disney Imagineer Lysa Migliorati tells you all about the extra dash of pixie dust you can expect during mealtime starting this October.
Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and Disney Cruise Line Facebook page, and follow @DisneyCruise on Twitter for all of the exciting updates about the Disney Magic’s transformation! While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtag #DisneyMagic.
The Disney Magic was built in two parts nearby Venice in Marghera and Ancona. Final construction took place in Marghera and the Disney Magic set sail from Venice. The ship is in Venice again as part of the Disney Cruise Line 2013 Mediterranean season. This voyage – along with another Mediterranean cruise later this summer and three in 2014 – will overnight in Venice, giving guests the opportunity to experience an evening in the spectacular city. Plus, the Disney Magic will use Venice as its homeport for select sailings in 2014.
A birthplace like Venice is just one more reason why the Disney Magic lives up to its name, don’t you think?
Next month, following more four- and seven-night European voyages, the Disney Magic will set sail on another 12-night itinerary, this one calling on Venice, Italy, for the first time ever. I’ll be there when the ship arrives to Venice, so stay tuned for photos of this next great first for Disney Cruise Line.
Don’t forget, we’re looking for photos of your European Disney cruise to share. Tweet them to @DisneyCruise with the hashtag #DCLEurope, and we’ll share a few of our favorites.
Sailing the seas is the perfect time to relax, and Disney Cruise Line offers endless ways for guests to recharge, especially at the spa and salon. When the Disney Magic is transformed this fall, we’re expanding the size of Senses Spa & Salon and offering brand-new services.
Take a look at this video to hear about some of the new ways you can pamper yourself aboard the re-imagined Disney Magic.
It’s time for another sneak peek at the Disney Magic enhancements! We’re taking a look at the upper decks again, where we’ve already shown you the really cool thrill slide, AquaDunk, coming out of the forward funnel.
Now we’ll move on to the midship funnel, which also has a fun-filled slide starting from it! The Twist n’ Spout water slide empties into the pool at AquaLab, a brand-new water play area for kids designed by Donald Duck’s nephews. Hear all about the fun you can expect in this video…
Duckies, duckies everywhere! Thousands of ducks decorated by Disney Cruise Line guests and crew members on all four ships swirled through the ships’ pools and water coasters recently to take part in the first “AquaDucky Derby” rubber duck races to raise nearly $14,000 for Make-A-Wish International.
Aboard the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy, rubber ducks were placed at the top of the AquaDuck and with the crowd counting down and the sounds of “Wipe Out” playing over the sound system, 10,000 gallons of water rushed into the flume sending the ducks racing through the water coaster’s tunnel and around the ship’s upper decks before splashing down at the finish line.
Aboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, guests and crew voted using applause for the unofficial best decorated duck while One Direction’s song, “That’s What Makes You Beautiful,” played in the background. For the official race, guests and crew splashed and kicked a current to carry the critters to the opposite side of the Goofy pool.
All funds raised from the duck sales are being donated to a very worthy cause – Make-A-Wish International, an organization that grants wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions in 48 countries outside of the U.S. Since the first-ever official wish experience 32 years ago, Disney has helped grant more than 81,000 wishes globally and is involved in nearly 50 percent of the wishes granted each year.
The events saluted the 30th anniversary of the Disney VoluntEARS program, which provides opportunities for Disney cast and crew members to donate their time to worthy causes around the world. Events like this are just a small part of Disney’s commitment to give back to local communities through in-kind donations and the efforts of Disney VoluntEARS. In 2012, Disney Cruise Line cast and crew members completed 75 community outreach projects and donated more than 4,500 hours of personal service to nonprofit organizations, working both onboard the ships and in communities across Central Florida, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe. Additionally, Disney Cruise Line provided more than $640,000 in charitable and in-kind donations to organizations supporting children, families and the environment.
This summer the Disney Magic will treat guests to three months of sailing through brilliant blue waters to iconic European locations. New to this season are a four-night option, calling on Villefranche, France, and Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and special 12-night sailings that visit destinations such as Venice, Italy, and Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast on one itinerary and Ephesus, Turkey, and the Greek Isles (including Athens) on another. These new voyages are in addition to seven-night cruises that visit France and Italy.
If you’ll be joining us this summer, we want to see your photos! Tweet them to @DisneyCruise with #DCLEurope and we’ll retweet a few of our favorites. We’d love to see photos of your favorite locales, scenic views from the ship, and our Disney friends in their best European attire!
If you’ve ever cruised with Disney Cruise Line, you know that all of our staterooms are designed with families in mind. We know that traveling families always need more space, so features are included in each room to provide more usable space, like the split-bath feature that Disney introduced to the cruise industry.
When the Disney Magic relaunches this October, guests will see changes that make the staterooms even more family friendly. Take a look at this video to hear about some of these enhancements and get a glimpse at the refreshed art deco-inspired design of the staterooms and suites on the Disney Magic.
Last week, Jonathan Frontado shared some exciting news about Disney Cruise Line’s first ship, the Disney Magic. The oldest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet is getting a magical makeover, including a new AquaDunk thrill slide, beautifully re-imagined spaces, a vibrant new dining room and more! Explore the magical space, entertainment, and activities that the Disney Magic has to offer in the posts below. What about the Disney Magic excites you most?